Fronteras Americanas Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889223837
Pages: 80
Pub. Date: January 1 1997
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.25"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Non-Fiction / SOC008050

  • DRAMA / Canadian
  • DRAMA / Caribbean & Latin American
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Caribbean & Latin American Studies

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Fronteras Americanas

By Guillermo Verdecchia

Fuelled by equal parts outrage, intelligence and wit, Fronteras Americanas re-creates one person’s struggle to construct a home between two cultures, while exploding the images and constructs built up around Latinos and Latin America. This one-person play works through bold juxtapositions and satiric reference points: Simón Bolívar and Speedy Gonzales; Columbus and Fodor’s travel guides; Ricky Ricardo and the Latin Lover; ‘La Bamba’ and Placido Domingo; Carlos Fuentes and American made-for-TV drug-wars movies. Verdecchia twirls stereotypes and clichés, offers comparative histories, examines myths and mysticism, and provides lessons in language and dancing.

Cast of one man.

“Funny, fast-paced, smart, and provocative.”
Globe and Mail

“By turns funny and profound and often both at once.”
Toronto Star

“A witty and intelligently lively deconstruction of the Latin American experience.”
Books in Canada

“An intelligent, heartfelt take on the Latin American immigrant experience in North America.”
Globe and Mail